Discuss the importance of Kublai Kahn and the Yuan Dynasty in China. Assess his impact, positive and negative, on Chinese history.

Option A: Discuss the importance of Kublai Kahn and the Yuan Dynasty in China. Assess his impact, positive and negative, on Chinese history.

This source may help as well: http://www.history.com/topics/kublai-khan

Option B: Discuss the development of the Mughal Empire in India. How was it founded? How is it related to the Mongol Empires we already studied?  What impact did it have on the development of India? The following websites will augment the information from our book.

http://www.historyworld.net/wrldhis/PlainTextHistories.asp?historyid=ab99

http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/islam/history/mughalempire_1.shtml

Option C: Medieval Japan is a fascinating period of history.  Discuss the role of the shogun, daimyo, and samurai in the culture.  Discuss the rise to power of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, being sure to provide information on the benefits and problems of his rule. The links I have provided will help.

http://www.ushistory.org/civ/10c.asp

http://www.historyworld.net/wrldhis/PlainTextHistories.asp?ParagraphID=dxf

Option D: The Tokugawa shogunate period of Japan is amazing. This period is a gold age of literature, theater, art, industry, and intellectual pursuits.  Please discuss the achievements of this period. Be sure to note the many accomplishments, but also discuss the problems that will eventually destabilize Japan. These links will also help: